Speech Therapy News

Study finds maternal race not a factor for children experiencing a 'language g...
In a first of its kind study, researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute evaluated the language use of black mothers in comparison with white mothers with the same education levels to measure the amount and complexity of the words they use with their infants and young children. This study resulted in the new discovery that rac ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 22
Aphasia Threads: Jennifer, Samantha, and Megan
Welcome to the Aphasia Threads Project, which weaves together three points-of-view people ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jul 22
Aphasia Awareness Month By the Numbers
Aphasia Awareness Month wrapped up two weeks ago, and we 8217 re ready to ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jul 22
Tongue, Lip Snip Surgeries May Be Overused in U.S. Newborns
Too many American newborns may be undergoing unnecessary tongue and lip surgeries to improve their ability to breastfeed, a new study finds. These minor tether release or frenotomy surgeries involve a snip, using either sterile scissors or a laser, to loosen the frenulum. That s the thin band of tissue that connects a baby s tongue to the bottom of the mouth, or the upper lip to the gum. It s thou ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Don't Let Fireworks Deafen You
Fireworks are a beautiful sight to behold, but they can damage your hearing if you re not careful. Protecting your hearing should be one of the safety precautions you take when you and your family are at fireworks displays and other events on the Fourth of July, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA says. Fireworks and firecrackers can be as loud as 150 decibels, which is louder th ...
Healthday - Mon. Jul 15
Music develops the spoken language of the hearing-impaired
Finnish researchers have compiled guidelines for international use for utilising music to support the development of spoken language. The guidelines are suitable for the parents of children with hearing impairments, early childhood education providers, teachers, speech therapists and other rehabilitators of children with hearing disabilities, as well as the hearing-impaired themselves. When develo ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Study finds dramatic differences in tests assessing preschoolers' language ski...
About 1 in 10 babies in the United States is born premature. These children are at an increased risk for adverse outcomes across a broad spectrum of neurodevelopmental domains, including language skills. They also are at an increased risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD as well as other behavioral problems. Preschool is a crucial time for language development. Children born prete ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Saving Beethoven
Scientists at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children s Hospital have used a novel gene-editing approach to salvage the hearing of mice with genetic hearing loss and succeeded in doing so without any apparent off-target effects as a result of the treatment. The animals--known as Beethoven mice--were treated for the same genetic mutation that causes progressive hearing loss in humans, culminatin ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Wearing hearing aid may help protect brain in later life
A new study has concluded that people who wear a hearing aid for age-related hearing problems maintain better brain function over time than those who do not. It builds on important research in recent years pulled together by the Lancet Commission on Dementia Prevention, Intervention and Care, through which hearing loss emerged as an important risk factor for dementia. This research suggests that w ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Jul 15
Dance and Aphasia
We 8217 ve often written about using music therapy with aphasia, but we 8217 ve never ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jul 15
Aphasia Threads: Sandy, Dawn, and Bri
Welcome to the Aphasia Threads Project, which weaves together three points-of-view people ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jul 15
Theater and Aphasia
Theater or drama therapy is used to treat aphasia. In one case, ...
Aphasia.org - Mon. Jul 15